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Prevent Users Uninstalling Apps From Start Screen

By default, anyone can uninstall apps from start screen. In windows 8 screen when you right click any apps Uninstall option appears below. If anyone wish can easily uninstall apps. I f you want to prevent others to uninstall apps from start screen except you then you need to a little bit in the registry. To prevent others from uninstalling apps from start screen do the followings: 

1. Press Windows key + R on your keyboard to open run dialog
2. Type regedit on the blank space and click OK
3. Click Yes
4. Now navigate to the following key by clicking on the small triangle sign against them :
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows.
5. Now right click on right side pane and go to New and click Key and give its name Explorer.
6. You need to create DWORD value for key Explorer. Right click on right side pane and click DDWOD (32 bit) and give its name NoUninstallFromStart.
7. Now right click on it and click Modify… or double click on it and change the Value data from 0 to 1.

After doing that restart your system to see the changes. . If you want to switch to windows 8 default mode just delete the DWORD NoUninstallFromStart and key Explorer and restart your system.




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